The Surprising Benefits of Deep Asian Squats: How to Improve Mobility, Strength, and Performance

The Surprising Benefits of Deep Asian Squats: How to Improve Mobility, Strength, and Performance

And what happened when I did them every day for a month

When it comes to squatting, there are a lot of misconceptions. Some people think that squatting is bad for your knees, while others believe it’s only beneficial for athletes or those who want to build muscle. The truth is that squatting has many benefits for everyone – from improving mobility and strength to enhancing performance. This blog post will discuss the many benefits of deep Asian squats and how you can improve your squat technique to reap the rewards!

What are the benefits of squats?

Squatting is one of the best exercises you can do for your body. It works out all the muscles in your legs, hips, butt, back, and even arms. If you want to build muscle mass or lose fat, then squats should be a part of your workout routine.

Benefits of Squats

Build Strength

Squats work out every muscle group in your body, from your quads (the large muscle on the front of your thighs) to your calves. This means that if you’re looking to get stronger, squat more often.

Lowers Cholesterol

Squats help lower cholesterol by increasing blood flow going through your heart. The increased blood flow helps keep your heart healthy.

Helps Prevent Osteoporosis

When you squat, you put pressure on your bones which keeps them strong. This prevents osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Improves Posture

Keeping your spine straight while doing squats will improve your posture. This will make you look taller and slimmer.

Increases Bone Density

Squats also increase bone density because they strengthen your entire leg.

It helps with Back Pain

If you have back pain, you need to start working out your back. Squats are an excellent exercise for this. They work out your hamstrings and glutes, two major muscles in your back.

Stronger Hips and Glutes

You may not realize how vital your hip and glute muscles are until you try to stand up from sitting down. Your hips and glutes must be strong enough to support your weight. 

Increases Ankle Mobility

Squats also help increase ankle mobility. When you squat, you place stress on your ankles, so they become less stiff. This makes your ankles more flexible. 

What is a deep Asian squat?

A deep Asian squat is when you squat as low as possible without touching the floor and with your feet flat on the floor.

Deep squatting is an ancient movement pattern and a primal one at that. The position has traditionally been used for various purposes: defecating, eating, sleeping, and even sitting. But western society has almost completely lost touch with its roots, and many of s can no longer go into a deep, natural Asian squat.

If you look at how people from different cultures move, the deep squat is an easy position to maintain. People squat when they’re eating, reading, relaxing, and going to the bathroom. Kids do the same thing.

Are deep squats safe?

Yes! Deep squats are very safe. You don’t risk any injury just by doing deep squats. However, some people shouldn’t perform deep squats due to specific injuries, so please consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.

In the past, deep squatting had been thought to contribute to joint degeneration or damage to the tendo­nails and ligaments of the leg. But that’s been under scrutiny for the last few decades, and present research suggests no correlation between deep squats and injury.

Millions of people in third-world countries perform deep squats well into old age.

So if you don’t already have a history of injuries and chronic conditions, “grass to ass” seems like an excellent way to go. But if you do experience knee, back, or hip issues, there’ll be no harm in sticking to a modified squat or skipping them altogether.

How do you perform a deep Asian squat properly?

To start a proper deep squat, you need to have your feet at shoulder width and flat on the floor. Meanwhile, your toes point straight ahead, or at a slight toe-out position, your knees are slightly bent, and your trunk is upright.

Start by squatting down as though you were sitting in a chair. (This is called the “squat position.”) While your ankles, knees, and hip joints bend in unison, your spine remains straight. When you start lowering, your knees will move forward over your toes, while your hips will move back to keep your center of mass over your feet.

Your feet should remain completely flat on the floor throughout the entire movement.

Your trunk and pelvis will remain neutral and aligned as you bend at your hips. Your pelvis will align with your shins at the lowest depth of your squat. Ideally, your pelvis should stay neutral, neither tucked under nor tilted back.

Your knees will remain aligned with your feet when viewed from the front.

Finally, push through with your weight centered just behind your ankles and return to your starting position.

You may want to practice remaining in the squatting position for as long as possible without too much pain to increase your flexibility when you start. Work up to at least five minutes or longer if you can.

You may want to start by holding onto something for support as you practice holding the position.

You don’t need any special equipment to perform squats. You need a sturdy pair of shoes and a place to practice, but if you want to add some intensity to your workout, try adding weights to the barbell. You can use dumbbells instead of a barbell.

What happened when I did them for one month

It starts out painful

If you haven’t squatted for a while, it may start off painful, but that’s only because you’re not used to it. The first week is the hardest, but it gets more manageable, and your body will get used to it after that.

I started by squatting for 20 seconds and worked up to five minutes daily.

It becomes easier as you go along

As you regain flexibility and strength, it becomes easier as you go along, and you will be able to squat for long periods.

It relieves pain over time

After squatting for a month, I can say that the benefits are tremendous. My mobility has increased, my strength has increased, and my performance has improved. It has relieved pain in my knees, ankles, and back.

Common Mistakes People Make While Performing Squats

People tend to make two common mistakes while squatting. The first mistake people make is holding their breath while squatting. Holding your breath makes it harder for your lungs to expand fully. As a result, you won’t be able to get as much air into your system.

The second mistake people make is trying to lift themselves too quickly. To properly perform a squat, you need to take your time. Don’t rush through the movement. Instead, focus on taking slow, controlled breaths.

You CAN do deep squats, my friend!
Benefits of deep squats


Squatting provides a host of overall mobility, strength, and performance benefits. Squatting for just a few minutes each day can profoundly impact your overall health and well-being. Try squatting today and see the difference it makes in your mobility, strength, and performance.

I highly recommend squatting to anyone looking to improve their health and fitness. Give it a try for yourself and see the fantastic benefits for yourself!


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